Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Scrapbooking Groups

i am in a few scrapbooking groups on myspace. i have "met" a number of really nice women in them. actually the same ones in all the groups. lol... i began joining swaps about a year ago, i have even hosted a few. it started out being really fun, getting to share my work with others and getting some great things back. lately tho there has been so much drama and crap in the groups that swaps are no longer fun. i understand that everyone has a different level of ability and creativity when it comes to what i get back in a swap. i don't understand why someone would send something that is crap tho. i mean mixing christmas paper with halloween paper to make an autumn tag is something i don't get. it just seems like someone just slapping things together to call it done. especially if they don't sign their crappy work. i mean if you're gonna send it out you should own it. sign it, we all make something that just didn't turn out right.

i also hate when a swap is held up for a month or longer! because someone didn't send their stuff in on time. it burns my ass when that person starts giving excuses about job, family etc and some of the others just kiss their asses and say, "oh honey it's ok, this is just scrapbooking". umm, yeah! duh, you joined the swap now follow thru! i have a friggin' life too. would these same people tell their boss all these excuses for why they can't get a job done? if you make a commitment you should follow thru, no excuses. we all live outside of myspace but can still get our things sent in. you made the decision to sign-in and put your name down. it only takes a few minutes to drop things in the mailbox.

which brings me to another swap issue. the thief. yes i got screwed by a girl that hosted a number of swaps then has decided she just dosen't have the time to send anything back regardless of the fact she has everyone's SASE. she told me i was being a bitch because i just couldn't be understanding of the fact that the swap was 7 months late.

advice? beware at all times if you swap!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Isabelle

today is my baby's 5th birthday. it just doesn't seem possible that she could already be that old. it feels like just a short time ago i was pregnant with her. wow! she is my stubborn child, we could never get her to reveal what her sex was during ultrasounds. each and every time she kept her feet firmly planted between her legs so nothing showed. after she was born my family headed to the stores so she would have some clothes to wear:)

the party theme this year is 'Maggie and the Ferocious Beast'. we found the party stuff at a "dollar store". i will make her cake and have already made her card. i have been making the invites for the kids parties the last few years too. i just google whatever the theme is and print them out on postcard blanks. it's cheaper to mail and i know that if the recipient trashes it i've not spent a ton of money on fancy invitations.

this is my first time at doing a 3D anything as well as stamping. the stamping was driving me nuts. i couldn't get a clear image or if it stamped clear then i got the edges of the mounting which to me is worse! i shall practice more to see how things go.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

well, gotta say it cause i do have Irish blood:) Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! i love the whole concept of the holiday although it isn't a big deal around here. most people see it as any other day but i love the history and legends associated with St. Patrick and Ireland. so......
Are you wearing green today???

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Photobucket and browsers

argggggg, Photobucket has been giving me fits the last few days as well as my browser. the deal with my browser, IE whatever version, has been freezing up on me alot the last few days too. mainly when i am on this blogger account or Photobucket. i have had problems with Photobucket pics not showing up after posting a link in a forum. as i am in no way, shape or form a computer literate person, i just cross my fingers and hope for the best when shit starts happening. knock on wood but if the day comes that i don't check my accounts regularly then my poor pc has bit the dust. i'm hoping that never happens as i try to be very vigilant about safe sites etc but....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Christmas pics

This is the pic i did of the kids for Christmas. you're not likely to see many pics of me as i hate how much weight i've gained over the years. you will however see many pics of my kids, among other things. well it's really late and regretfully i have a very early appointment so i will come back another time to ramble a little more.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tags by Vicky

These are a few of the tags i've made. i've only been doing them for a few months so they are not drop dead gorgeous but i'm learning and loving it!

sorry, will add a new slideshow later

this blog

hmmm, this blog. i created this blog so i could follow other blogs. lol it's a way to feed my addiction to scrapbooking in digital form as well as make signature tags. how often will i actually post any thing? well that remains to be seen. i'm only posting this right now because i'm waiting for some tags to upload to photobucket and for a scrap kit to download:) ohhh, and to kinda fill up all the blank space on my public profile. lol

hey, i may actually make a slide show of some of my tags and post them on here.

i'd love to do like some of the other women and learn how to make my own kits to offer for sell as well as freebies. i guess i should say that i work in photoshop elements. it was a gift for mom's day a few years back and as i am self taught for all this digital stuff i wasn't gonna get the expensive ps. now i want it since i've learned my way around:)

perhaps i'll post more rambles another day!